Top 10 Centers in 5 Years?

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  1. Bertuzzzi44

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    Prediction: With the likes of Crosby, Malkin, Bergeron, Kopitar, Thornton, Toews, Backstrom, Getzlaf at or past their prime. Who will be the top 10 centres in the NHL in 5 years time?

    McDavid, Mackinnon, Matthews, J. Hughes, E. Pettersson, Barkov, Eichel, Scheifele, Monahan, Draisaitl, Barzal, B. Point, N. Hischier, N. Patrick, P. Dupois, J. kotkaniemi, etc.

    Who are your top 10 centers in 5 years?
     
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    Very good and interesting idea!

    1. McDvid
    2. Barkov
    3. Mackinnon
    4. Barzal
    5. Scheifele
    6. A. Lefreniere
    7. J. Hughes
    8. E. Pettersson
    9. Mathews
    10. Eichel
     
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    5 years is a lot of time, but i'll take a crack... not gonna try with the prospecting players tho (ie: Hughes)

    McDavid
    Matthews/Mackinnon
    Barzal
    Barkov
    Eichel
    Point
    Scheifele
    Couturier
    Seguin

    HM: Hischier, Trochek, Drai, Aho (if he transitions)
     
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    Isn't Lafreniere LW?

    McDavid
    Eichel
    Hughes
    Matthews
    MacKinnon

    Don'r rule out the "old" guns. Stamkos, Tavares etc.
     
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    I'll just stick to guys already in the league, although it's probably someone not yet drafted will enter the fray within the next 5 years.

    1. McDavid
    2. Matthews
    3. MacKinnon
    4. Barkov
    5. Barzal
    6. Eichel
    7. Scheifele
    8. Hischier
    9. Couturier
    10. Monahan
     
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    1. McDavid
    2. Matthews
    3. Barkov
    4. Eichel
    5. Hughes
    6. Mackinnon
    7. Barzal
    8. Hischier
    9. Monahan
    10. Draisaitl
     
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    Guys in the league.

    1. McDavid
    2. Matthews
    3. Mackinnon
    4. Barkov
    5. Scheifele
    6. Barzal
    7. Petterson
    8. Eichel
    9. Point
    10. Hishier/Monahan
     
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    Yes you’re right, thought he was a C but is LW.
     
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    1. McDavid
    2. Matthews
    3. Mackinnon
    4. Barkov
    5. Barzal
    6. Eichel
    7. Scheifele
    8. Hughes
    9. Hischier
    10. Pettersson
     
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    McDavid
    Hughes
    Mackinnon/Barkov
    Matthews
    Pettersson
    Eichel
    Hischier
    Barzal
    Kotkaniemi
     
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    1. Mcdavid
    2. Matthews
    3. Barkov
    4. Mackinon
    5. Scheifele
    6. Eichel
    7. Barzal
    8. Point
    9. Aho
    10. Hischier

    I haven't seen enough of the non prospects /nhl rookies to comfortably rank them.
     
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    Joe Thornton was 4th in scoring as a 36 year old so I wouldn't be shocked to see Crosby and/or Malkin still in the top 10 by then.
     
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    1. McDavid
    2. Matthews
    3. MacKinnon
    4. Eichel
    5. Aho
    6. Barkov
    7. Pettersson
    8. Scheifele
    9. Hischier
    10. Point

    Aho is a C now, he should be in everyone's top 10.
     
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    I honestly believe Sid will still be top-5C in five years.
     
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    I’m not ready to rule out Crosby.
     
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    1. Aho.
    2. Doesn't matter because they ain't a Cane.
     
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    McDavid
    Barkov
    MacKinnon
    Matthews
    Eichel
    Pettersson
    Kotkaniemi
    Aho
    Scheifele
    Crosby
     
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    McDavid
    Matthews
    Mackinoon
    Barkov
    Scheifele
    Eichel
    Hughes
    Petterson
    Crosby
    Tavares :naughty:
     
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    McDavid
    MacKinnon
    Barzal
    Barkov/Matthews
    Eichel
    Pettersson
    Hughes
    Schiefle
    Hischier

    Really tough to rank the guys who haven’t been drafted. I’m guessing of draft pick after Hughes could be in the mix. I couldn’t decide between Matthews and Barkov as they both have different strengths and are great centers.
     
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    1. Chytil
    2. Andersson
    3. McDavid
     
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    McDavid
    Matthews
    Barkov
    MacKinnon
    Kuznetsov
    Eichel
    Scheifele
    Hughes
    Barzal
    Pettersson


    HM: Crosby, Hischier, Keller, Kotkaniemi, Point, Seguin, Couturier, Trochek
     
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    Kuznetsov deserves a mention. He is still only 26.
     
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    McDavid
    Matthews
    Pettersson
    Eichel
    Aho
    Barzal
    Hischier
    Horvat
    Scheifele
    Barkov
     
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    Crosby is going to be 36 in 5 years, wouldn't be surprised if he's still in the top 10 by that point tbh.
     
  25. Sidney the Kidney

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    People don't think a guy like Crosby can still be a Top 10 center in 5 years time? Were guys like Sakic, Yzerman, Sundin, Thornton, etc. no longer Top 10 centers when they were 35/36 years old?
     
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